Mirrorless news roundup…(G1X, K-01, E-M5, X PRO1, NEX-7)


50mm prime battle at 3Dkraft.

There are so many new mirrorless camera reviews it’s time for a roundup!

E-M5 at EosHD, Cnet US, Camerazealot, DCresource, Macworld, Trustedreview, Photoreview Australia
X PRO 1 at Cameralabs, Gianni Galassi, Soundimagesplus,Fujifilmpro.livejournal.
NEX-7 at ThePhoBlographer.
NEX-FS100 at Philip Bloom.
Canon G1X at Imaging Resource.
Pentax K-01 at Focusmedia.
Panasonic 12-35mm lens at Camerastuffreview, Photographyblog, ePhotozine, SLRgear and DSLRmagazine.
50mm prime battle at 3Dkraft.

On the rumors front we have the quite time before the Canon storm :)  No leaks at Canonrumors or Canonwatch yet. There will be soon news on the Samyang and Sony front (New NEX-F5!).

The next coming mirrroless lenses: Sony pancake, Olympus macro and Panasonic X lens and more…

This has been a busy week with two new lens releases, the Olympus 75mm and the Panasonic 12-35mm X lens. But more lenses are going to be announced within the next weeks and months. Finally Sony will release a new NEX lens and it will be the 16-50mm f/3,5-5,6 OSS G pancake(!) zoom! Coming in June. Olympus 60mm f/2.8 macro is also due for this summer and the Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 X lens is rumored to be priced around $1,600. It will be announce din late August.

And according to our sources also Samyang and one more company are ready to launch new mirrorless lenses in June. So it’s going to be a nice lens time while we expect Canon and Panasonic only to launch a new camera too!

Olympus announces the new 75mm f/1.8 lens. Fuji the new M mount adapter!

UPDATE: You can right now preorder the lens at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

Today Olympus announced the new 75mm f/1.8 lens ($899). You can read all about the lens at Dpreview, Systemkameraforum (german), Full Lens PDF at Olympus Australia and Image samples at Olympus Japan. A great but also a bit expensive lens (compared to the 45mm f/1.8).

And Fuji just released the new M mount adapter you can already preorder at Adorama (Click here).

What’s coming next are 1) Panasonic G5 announcement 2) Samyang X lens announcement and 3) Canon announcement. Stay tuned!

Rumors from India: Canon with Four Thirds sized sensor and Nikon V1 modern look!

Rumors about the Canon mirrorless camera are getting stronger. Sources from IndianTimes at MirrorlessRumors and Canonwatch wrote that Canon will go Nikon’s way with their new mirrorless camera design. The camera will have a modern look and remind in many ways the Nikon V1 (picture on top of this post). The Canon will in no way remind any past design and not go the same route of the Fuji X PRO 1 (rangefinder style) or the Olympus E-M5 (DSRL alike design). But unlike Nikon Canon will use a large Four Thirds sized sensor like the one used for the GX1.

Canon announcement is scheduled for June. So stay tuned! As I told you yesterday there is a lot of new stuff coming soon!

P.S.: Nikon 1 is getting some nice deals and climing the sales ranking at Amazon (Click here).

Also Samyang will soon announce new lenses for Fuji!

Image on top: 7.5mm fisheye for m43

Last week the new Sony NEX announcement, yesterday we had the new Panasonic 12-35mm announcement and soon Olympus will announce the 75mm f/1.8. So, can we have a rest now? No! We are now pretty sure that Samayang will have an announcement too! They will release the first lens (or lenses?) for the Fuji X system. I have no info about the lens specs yet but we will know more about it very soon!

P.S.: There is also a coming Panasonic G5 announcement, probably a Canon mirrrorless system announcement, maybe a Nikon 1 high end camera announcement…You will not get bored in these days!

New Panasonic 12-35mm announced and reviewed (Olympus 75mm 1.8 coming soon).

Finally the first of the two bright Panasonic zoom prototypes has been announced. The 12-35mm f/2.8 OIS lens. You can right now read the full review at Dslrmagazine.com (Click here) and Click here for the google english translation. There is no info about the second 35-100mm X lens. I guess it’s coming much later only. And ina couple of days Olympus will launch the 75mm f/1.8 portrait lens too!

Other mirrorless system really have to do a lot to catch up or at least get close to the Micro Four Thirds Lens offering!!!